Monday, January 06, 2014

Bout of Books 9.0: Goals & Updates

 
This week I will be participating in another round of Book of Books. This is a great, no-pressure read-a-thon. Here is some info about the read-a-thon from the founders:


The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 9.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team


My Goals:
  • To read and listen as much as possible this week
  • To finish at least 3 complete books, plus the 2 that I need to finish
  • Write the reviews as I finish the books
  • Be social each day and visit other blogs to cheer them on!

My List of Books:
  • The Splendour Falls by Susanna Kearsley - need to finish
  • Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner - need to finish
  • In the Blood by Lisa Unger
  • Mrs. Lincoln's Rival by Jennifer Chiaverini
  • Love Water Memory by Jennie Shortridge
Audio Books to make progress on this week:
  • Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts (already started)
  • Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens

Wish me luck and let me know if you are participating so I can cheer you on!!!

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I will track my progress here, updating each day.

Monday
Books read: 

    * Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner - 100 pages, 2 hours
   
Audio progress:
    * Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts - 1 hour

Summary: Have about 135 pages left in Fear Nothing and hope to finish it today - am absolutely loving it!!!

Tuesday
Books read: 

    * Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner - Finished, 136 pages, 2 hours, 15 min
    * Love Water Memory by Jennie Shortridge - 20 pages, 25 min

Audio progress:
    * Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts - 3 hours, 15 min

Summary: Finished Fear Nothing - excellent thriller!!! Started Love Water Memory - January's She Read's Book Club pick. Really enjoying Whiskey Beach.

Wednesday
Books read: 

    * Love Water Memory by Jennie Shortridge - 50 pages, 55 min

Audio progress:
    * Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts - 3 hours, 5 min

Summary: Didn't get as much reading time in as I'd hoped today, but sure did get a lot of audio time in!


Thursday
Books read: 

    * Love Water Memory by Jennie Shortridge - Finished, 254 pages, 4 hr 5 min

Audio progress:
    * Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts - 2 hours, 25 min
    * Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens - 1 hour

Summary: Good day today!!! Finished Love Water Memory today - really great story! Started a new audio today (Never Knowing) while at the gym - very interesting so far. 


Friday
Books read: 

    * In the Blood by Lisa Unger - read 50% (e-book), 3 hours

Audio progress:
    * Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts - Finished, 2 hours, 5 min
   
Summary: Finished Whiskey Beach - great story!!! Started In the Blood - hooked me from the beginning - very good thriller so far!  


Saturday
Books read: 

    * In the Blood by Lisa Unger - Finished, 50% (e-book), 3 hours
   
Summary: In the Blood was an amazing thriller - was glued to the book during the last half of it!
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8 comments

  1. Great goals Kristin. And the books look great. I am hoping to get a bit of audio listening covered as well. I wasn't going to enter any of the challenges but I just did one now. So who knows!

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    1. Thanks Kathryn...I'm not sure about the challenges - will have to see what they are each day!

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  2. I am participating too. I like your goals especially the one about writing reviews for the books you read. I am way behind on reviews at the moment and it seems to be easier to write them shortly after reading the book when it is fresh in your memory.

    Good luck with the read-a-thon!

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    1. Thanks Christina! I always find myself behind on reviews and saw someone else had listed this as a goal and thought it was so good, that I would 'steal it' and put it as mine!

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  3. Best of luck reaching your reading goals, Kristin! It's helpful to list your goals clearly as you have done. :)

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  4. Looks like you are doing a fantastic job with your read-a-thon goals! I am hoping to spend more time reading this weekend. I got sidetracked a little bit this week with Netflix :)

    I have Love Water Memory on my TBR pile so I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed it. It does sounds like a good book discussion pick too. Maybe I'll suggest it to one of my groups for later this year.

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